James Joyce

Dubliners

Dubliners is a collection of picturesque short stories that paint a portrait of life in middle-class Dublin in the early 20th century. Joyce, a Dublin native, was careful to use actual locations and settings in the city, as well as language and slang in use at the time, to make the stories directly relatable to those who lived there.
The collection had a rocky publication history, with the stories being initially rejected over eighteen times before being provisionally accepted by a publisher—then later rejected again, multiple times. It took Joyce nine years to finally see his stories in print, but not before seeing a printer burn all but one copy of the proofs. Today Dubliners survives as a rich example of not just literary excellence, but of what everyday life was like for average Dubliners in their day.
241 printed pages

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    Aloka Sumeet Puthlishared an impression2 years ago

    Very moving. Wonderful stories to read

    Xuraman Memmedovashared an impression4 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths

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    💤Borrrriiinnng!

Quotes

    Trisha Paishas quoted5 months ago
    dis­cov­er­ing in my­self a sen­sa­tion of free­dom as if I had been freed from some­thing by his death.
    Ivanesahas quoted6 months ago
    scin­til­lated
    Лера Алфимоваhas quoted8 months ago
    found it strange that neither I nor the day seemed in a mourn­ing mood and I felt even an­noyed at dis­cov­er­ing in my­self a sen­sa­tion of free­dom as if I had been freed from some­thing by his death.

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